Build a Migrant Business School in Taiwan

by One-Forty
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Build a Migrant Business School in Taiwan
Build a Migrant Business School in Taiwan
Build a Migrant Business School in Taiwan
Build a Migrant Business School in Taiwan
Build a Migrant Business School in Taiwan
Build a Migrant Business School in Taiwan
Build a Migrant Business School in Taiwan
Build a Migrant Business School in Taiwan
Build a Migrant Business School in Taiwan
Build a Migrant Business School in Taiwan
Build a Migrant Business School in Taiwan
Build a Migrant Business School in Taiwan
Build a Migrant Business School in Taiwan
Build a Migrant Business School in Taiwan
Build a Migrant Business School in Taiwan
Build a Migrant Business School in Taiwan
Build a Migrant Business School in Taiwan
Build a Migrant Business School in Taiwan
Build a Migrant Business School in Taiwan
Build a Migrant Business School in Taiwan
Build a Migrant Business School in Taiwan
Build a Migrant Business School in Taiwan
Build a Migrant Business School in Taiwan
Build a Migrant Business School in Taiwan
Build a Migrant Business School in Taiwan
Build a Migrant Business School in Taiwan
Build a Migrant Business School in Taiwan

One-Forty is a non-profit startup committed to SEA migrant worker issue. Our mission is “Make every migrant journey worth and inspiring”. We also believe every person deserves to dream, and every story deserves listeners. To accomplish our mission, we are devoted to empower them with required skills and trainings, so they can regain self-awareness and self-confident with clear visions and better lives. In the process, we also aspire to improve structural economic issues.

One-Forty School Online Platform
One-Forty’s audiovisual production team is responsible for planning, script writing, shooting and editing of the educational short videos. From situations where the workers have just arrived in Taiwan to learning basic Chinese language skills, these videos cover topics as variegated as body parts, care-giving methods, basic safety guidelines for factory workers, as well as experienced migrant workers who are invited to share their work experience. At the same time, the videos also address real-life scenarios for migrant worker’s days off, such as going to a doctor’s appointment, taking a bus, making purchases and more. These videos are complemented by lively and interesting animations to meet the needs of young migrant workers who are more audio-visual learners. They can also share the videos on their own social platforms.

Our Impact
Digital learning has reshaped how people learn and it has solved the problem of irregular days off for migrant caregivers, who can use their spare time to quickly absorb practical sentences in the videos and use them in real life, greatly reducing the language barrier upon their first arrival in Taiwan.
Recently, One-Forty cooperated with Taiwan Fu Hsing, a well-established manufacturing company in Taiwan, to launch a series of customized physical and online training courses for 300 Filipino workers at their plants. The contents cover Chinese language, work adjustment, personal savings and financial management, team communication and cooperation to effectively improve the performance of Filipino migrant workers on the job, while reducing the communication barriers and frictions between foreign and Taiwanese colleagues. 

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Book & Host physical learning package
Book & Host physical learning package

One-Forty is a non-profit startup committed to SEA migrant worker issue. Our mission is “Make every migrant journey worth and inspiring”. We also believe every person deserves to dream, and every story deserves listeners. To accomplish our mission, we are devoted to empower them with required skills and trainings, so they can regain self-awareness and self-confident with clear visions and better lives. In the process, we also aspire to improve structural economic issues.

Book & Host
To help overcome language barriers and cultural differences, One-Forty introduced the Book & Host Project for Migrants. The project includes a physical learning package catering to migrant workers, as well as a comprehensive online learning platform with instructors and more than 300 videos and livestreams. Migrant workers from across Taiwan can enroll in the project with no application fees. We hope to help them quickly get accustomed to their new jobs and new lives in Taiwan, and we also wish to contribute to quality interactions between them and Taiwanese people.

Our Impact
Embarking on a year of education, 63,000 migrant workers have joined us in learning online, and over 2,000 have received physical learning kits since 2019. Most migrant workers that had completed the project reported improved self-confidence as well as quality of both work and life. 92.5% also cited bettered interactions with their Taiwanese host families.

Over 2,000 migrant workers received learning kits.
Over 2,000 migrant workers received learning kits.

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Build a Migrant Business School in Taiwan
Build a Migrant Business School in Taiwan

One-Forty is a non-profit startup committed to SEA migrant worker issue. We are devoted to empower migrant workers with required skills and training, so they can regain self-awareness and self-confident with clear visions and better lives. We also curates various cultural events and engaging activities, to facilitate contacts, connections and empathy between locals and SEA migrant workers.

A Great Network of Migrant Workers in Taiwan
One-Forty is the first and only organization devoted to empowerment of migrant workers. We have access to a network of over 60,000 people across every county, creating a social safety net to assist them in the front line.

Systematic Instructional Modules
One-Forty creates our innovative tutorial materials in Indonesian including 5 offline courses from entrepreneurship to finance, 260 online videos and 1 correspondence course for rural areas. Our modules and experience could be easily duplicate in different languages and countries with migrants or migrant workers.

Our Impact
To date, over 1,000 women migrant workers have enrolled in Migrant Business School, learning to communicate in Chinese, starting their own business and exploring different careers such as becoming a novelist. According to our survey, after they went back to their home country, over 200 women either found a white-collar job or started their own business. They have become Chinese translators, administrators and restaurant owners etc., which earn an income 3 times more than the average wage in the area.

Liena started her own business
Liena started her own business

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Mandala, who opens a bird shop.
Mandala, who opens a bird shop.

Make every migrant’s journey worthy and inspiring is our mission. We are dedicated to building a support system for migrant workers throughout their journey. Not only we will do research before our programs are launched, but also we will visit our alumni who are back to their countries and trace the impact of our programs. At the same time, visiting Taiwanese companies in Southeast Asia to understand their talent demand, and helping our students for job matching after they finish their work in Taiwan. For example, 5 of our alumni are working in Taiwanese companies in Indonesia with higher salaries than average. Alumni can always participate in the online Facebook community after graduate, and share job hunting information with others.


More than 50 alumni have returned to their home countries and successfully opened small businesses. For example, Adi has a ranch full of 150 goats. What he has learned the most in One-Forty is business strategy and finance management. His goal is to scale up to 600 goats and he are more confidence about his plan now. Another example is Evi who opens a restaurant back home. She believed the program enabled her to anticipate challenges in the future and know how to tackle them. Meanwhile, there are over 5 alumni working in Taiwanese companies back home with stable salaries. Yani And Yusni now work as translators and earn 700 USD a month, which is 3 times higher than the average.

Warti, who opens a clothing store.
Warti, who opens a clothing store.

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Build a Migrant Business School in Taiwan
Build a Migrant Business School in Taiwan

Migrant Business School is a learning community held by One-Forty Taiwan. It is specially tailored to the needs of Southeast Asian migrant workers, with the goal of charting an alternative path in life through educational nurturing.

Offline Courses and Workshops

To date, more than 1,000 migrant workers have completed six months of learning courses, including Chinese learning, finance, entrepreneurship, computer learning and more. There are also other professional courses like photography, hair styling, art creation, and makeup.

Online Learning Platform

Over 300 educational videos have been uploaded to the online platform, with 58,000 Indonesian migrant workers throughout Taiwan registered for long-term online learning. They can access and learn at any time and any place, completely free of charge.



Who is One-Forty?
Founded in July 2015, One-Forty is a non-for-profit startup from Taiwan. We are committed to Southeast Asian migrant workers' empowerment and skill training during their time abroad, so they can alleviate poverty and build a better life for themselves and their families.

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Build a Migrant Business School in Taiwan
Build a Migrant Business School in Taiwan
Build a Migrant Business School in Taiwan
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